Another privacy issue is looming that calls into question Apple’s commitment to protecting the company's iDevice users’ personal data. Today comes word app developers can copy and upload a users’ photo library automatically and without their consent, according to The New York Times.
Today, Apple apparently ended a brewing controversy on how a user's contact list data is accessed. Surprisingly, recent research indicates that unauthorized, jailbroken apps are better at respecting private information than Apple-approved apps.
TomTom NV has apologized for selling traffic information about its customers to law enforcements officials. The company behind the line of navigation apps for motorists sold traffic data to local and regional governments as a way to make more money, in news reported by The Register.